Colvin Set for Section Finals

De La Salle (Concord, Calif) will once again suit up Saturday night for the CIF North Coast Section Finals against Pittsburg. GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with Spartan star WR <b>Cameron Colvin</b> about the upcoming game, and about rumors the he has "silently" made his choice.

De La Salle (12-0) will go for consecutive win No. 151 against Pittsburg (10-1-1) Saturday night in the CIF North Coast Section 4-A Championship at the Oakland Coliseum. In last week's semi-final against Monte Vista, the Spartans jumped out to a 41-6 halftime lead en route to a 48-13 win for No. 150. Fans may recall Monte Vista is the school of former high school No. 1 national quarterback Kyle Wright, who is now at Miami.

The Spartans will be trying for their 12th straight NCS Championship and are led by a host of talented players. But above the pack is wide receiver Cameron Colvin (Sept. 13 official visit, STAN Nike stats: 6-1, 188 lbs., 4.31 in the 40, 3.85 shuttle, 32.4 inch vertical, 13 bench press reps. … 2.8 GPA/16 ACT). GoBlueWolverine Magazine subscribers are very familiar with Colvin, who has battled back not only from an early season academic suspension, but also from several recent personal tragedies to become one of the most sought after recruits in the country. De La Salle will be playing Pittsburg for the second time this season. In their earlier matchup the Spartans shut-out the Pirates 26-0. Is Colvin expecting a similar result? "I don't think so," he said. "Both teams know each other pretty well. They are a good team and make adjustments well. It should be a good game."

The semi-final game against Monte Vista was attended by a host of former Spartan players now at D-1 schools. Maurice Drew (UCLA), Demetrious Solomon (Oregon), and Michigan's own Matt Gutierrez and Alijah Bradley. All were there to enjoy another De La Salle victory and give some advice to their younger protege. "Yeah, there was some tug-of-war going on with all the guys," Colvin said. "It was fun. I got to throw the ball around with Matt a little bit and it was sweet, every ball right there."

From early summer and into the season, Colvin always had Michigan as one of his top schools. While Michigan is still in the final list for the talented wide out, Cameron's popularity has led him to consider several other big-time college football programs. "Right now I don't have a favorite, everyone is about even and I want to take the rest of my visits," Colvin said. "Oregon Coach Belotti was in my home on Monday and we set up an official visit there for January 9. That's the only other visit I have set up now. They throw the ball a lot and I know some of the guys up there. I'll take all of my remaining visits in January and decide afterwards. I'll make my announcment on signing day." Colvin made his first official visit to Michigan on September 13 and saw the Wolverines destroy Notre Dame 38-0. He watched the game with future Wolverine Chad Henne and said of the trip, "It was awesome."

Michigan coach's Ron English and Eric Campbell paid a visit to Colvin last Tuesday. "They came by and watched me practice. We were mostly doing defensive drills so they didn't get to see me play a whole lot of offense," Colvin said. "Then they came over to the house and we talked a lot about what Michigan could do for me and what I could do for Michigan."

While Colvin plays on both sides of the ball for the Spartans, he is making it clear he only wants to be catching passes in college.

After falling off of his list early in the summer, USC has made a strong comeback for Colvin's services. "They stopped showing interest earlier, but then started calling again," Colvin said. "I was interested in them from the beginning but I didn't think they were intersted in me any more. Now that they are I've put them back on the list. I've learned in my life not to burn any bridges so I'm going to give them a look, just like everyone else."

There has been a buzz on interent message boards that Colvin may have given the Trojans a silent commit. "Yeah, I've been hearing a lot about that this week," Colvin said, laughing. "But it's not true. I'm going to take all of my visits first before I decide."

Colvin is entertaining some top schools during his in-home visits. As previously mentioned Oregon was in on Monday, Michigan stopped by on Tuesday, and UCLA was in on Wednesday. "Next week I have Miami and Florida State coming in on Monday and Tuesday," he said. One name that wasn't yet on his in-home visit list was USC. "I haven't heard from them in a couple weeks so I don't know when they're coming up," Colvin said.

Colvin also said Coach English would be back in January, this time with Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr.

Colvin had originally planned to play in the U.S. Army All-Star game but changed his mind and decided to take part in the CaliFlorida All-Star game on Jan. 2 in Southern California. Now he's trying to change back. "I've heard that most of the top Florida guys are playing in the Army game," he said. "I want to go up against the best competition possible. I've tried to call the people at the Army game but they haven't returned my calls so I don't know if I'll be able to change."

Colvin is also taking his SAT test Saturday morning.

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